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My BlackBerry Curve by Craig James Johnston
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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to BlackBerry Curve photos that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into BlackBerry Curve problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your BlackBerry Curve.

 

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your BlackBerry Curve working just the way you want. The tasks include:

a?? How to get started fast with any BlackBerry Curve: 8300 Series, 8500 Series, or 8900 Series

a?? How to make, receive, and manage calls and emails efficiently

a?? How to use the BlackBerry Curvea??s powerful contact management and calendar software

a?? How to listen to audio and watch video

a?? How to connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, and your companya??s VPN

a?? How to browse the Web from your BlackBerry Curve

a?? How to use the BlackBerry Curvea??s messaging tools, including text, multimedia, PIN, and IM

a?? How to find, choose, and install new BlackBerry Curve applications

a?? How to connect with social networking sites and tools

a?? How to use Airplane Mode to watch videos, read emails, and listen to music during flights

a?? How to keep your BlackBerry Curve up-to-date, reliable, and running at top performance



Table of Contents

P Prologue: Getting to Know the BlackBerry Curve Models ... 3 BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series ... 3 BlackBerry Curve 8310 ... 4 BlackBerry Curve 8320 ... 5 BlackBerry Curve 8330 ... 6 BlackBerry Curve 8350i ... 6 BlackBerry Curve 8900 ... 8 BlackBerry Curve 8520 ... 9 The BlackBerry Curve's External Features ... 10 BlackBerry Curve 8300 Series (8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350i) ... 10 BlackBerry Curve 8900 ... 13 BlackBerry Curve 8520 ... 16 Navigation and Typing ... 19 Navigating ... 19 Typing ... 22 Installing the BlackBerry Desktop Software on Your Computer ... 24 Installing BlackBerry Desktop Manager on Microsoft Windows ... 26 Installing PocketMac for BlackBerry and Missing Sync for BlackBerry on the Apple Macintosh OS X ... 28 Using This Book ... 31 1 Making, Receiving, and Managing Calls ... 35 Configuring Phone Settings ... 35 Creating Your Own Ring Tones ... 36 Creating Ring Tones with Mobicious ... 36 Setting Phone Sounds ... 38 Specifying a Ring Tone by Creating an Exception ... 42 Specifying a Ring Tone Without Creating an Exception ... 43 Setting Phone Sounds ... 45 Making Calls ... 54 Dialing with the Keypad ... 54 Other Ways of Dialing with the Phone Application ... 56 Managing In-Progress Calls ... 60 Receiving Calls ... 63 Answering Calls ... 63 Answering Call Waiting Calls ... 64 Managing Calls ... 65 Working with Missed Calls ... 65 Making Free Calls with Your BlackBerry Curve ... 67 How UMA Works ... 67 Benefits of UMA ... 68 Which BlackBerry Curves Support UMA ... 69 Setting Up UMA ... 69 2 Managing Contacts ... 73 Getting Contacts onto Your BlackBerry Curve ... 73 Synchronizing with a Windows Computer ... 74 Customizing How the Contacts Are Synchronized ... 76 Synchronizing with an Apple Mac ... 79 Creating Contacts on the Go ... 84 Manually Entering Contact Information ... 84 Adding a Contact from an Email ... 86 Importing a vCard ... 86 Working with Contacts ... 87 Deleting a Contact ... 88 Editing a Contact ... 88 Adding a Picture for One of Your Contacts ... 89 Adding a Custom Ring Tone for One of Your Contacts ... 91 Configuring the Contacts Application ... 92 Changing How the Contacts Application Works ... 92 Synchronizing Contacts with Online Services ... 94 Synchronizing with Google ... 94 3 Listening to Audio and Watching Video... 99 Using Roxio Media Manager (Windows) ... 99 Working with Roxio Media Manager ... 100 Configuring Roxio Media Manager ... 101 Using Roxio Media Manager ... 107 Using BlackBerry Media Sync (Windows) ... 110 Setting Up Media Sync ... 110 Using PocketMac and Missing Sync for BlackBerry (Mac OS X) ... 114 PocketMac for BlackBerry ... 115 Missing Sync for BlackBerry ... 117 Synchronizing Photos with Missing Sync ... 118 Synchronizing Videos with Missing Sync ... 121 Enjoying Multimedia on Your BlackBerry Curve ... 122 The BlackBerry Curve Camera ... 122 The BlackBerry Curve Media Player ... 124 Working with Videos ... 127 Working with Ring Tones ... 128 Working with Pictures ... 129 Working with Voice Notes ... 132 Configuring the Media Player ... 133 4 Connecting: Internet, Bluetooth, and VPNs ... 137 Connecting to the Internet ... 138 Connecting to the Internet Via Wi-Fi ... 138 Connecting to an Invisible Wi-Fi Network ... 141 Diagnosing Wi-Fi Network Issues ... 143 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) ... 146 Creating a VPN ... 146 Connecting Via Bluetooth ... 149 Pairing Your BlackBerry ... 149 Bluetooth Options ... 152 5 Email... 155 Configuring Email Accounts ... 156 Setting Up Personal Email Accounts ... 156 Setting Up a Corporate Email Account ... 160 Working with Email ... 162 Composing Email ... 162 AutoText and Other Typing Tips ... 167 Symbols and Accented Characters ... 171 Copy and Paste ... 172 Spell Checking Email ... 174 Receiving and Reading Email ... 174 Change the Type of Messages Listed ... 176 Email Cleanup, Searching, and Management ... 177 Message Options ... 179 Corporate BlackBerry Email Settings ... 183 Personal BlackBerry Email Settings ... 184 Email Filters ... 186 Email Reconciliation ... 188 Spell Check ... 190 Synchronizing BlackBerry Email Via a Mac ... 191 PocketMac for BlackBerry Email Synchronization ... 191 6 Surfing the Web... 195 The Different BlackBerry Browsers ... 196 BlackBerry Browser ...196 Internet Browser ... 197 WAP Browser ... 197 Hotspot Browser ... 198 Configuring the Browser ... 198 Browser General Properties ... 202 Browser Cache Properties ... 205 Using the Web Browser ... 206 Browser Start Page ... 206 Browsing the Web ... 208 Bookmarking Websites ... 213 Subscribe to RSS Feeds ... 215 Searching Using the Web Browser ... 217 Browsing with Only Wi-Fi Coverage ... 218 7 Text Messaging,Multimedia Messaging, and BlackBerry PIN Messaging ... 221 Configuring the New Text Message Sound ... 222 Sending SMS Text Messages ... 225 SMS Delivery Reports ... 226 Receiving and Replying to SMS Text Messages ... 227 Configuring the New Multimedia Message Sound ... 228 Sending Multimedia Messages from the Messages Application ... 230 Sending Multimedia Messages Directly ... 233 Receiving and Replying to Multimedia Messages ... 234 BlackBerry PIN Messages ... 236 Sending a PIN Message ... 237 8 Working with Date and Time and the Calendar ... 241 Configuring Time,Date, and Calendar ... 242 Configuring Time and Date ... 242 Configuring the Calendar ... 244 Conference Call Options ... 247 Navigating the Calendar ... 249 Changing Calendar Views ... 250 Selecting the Calendar ... 250 Using the Calendar ... 251 Creating and Sending an Appointment ... 251 Receiving and Responding to Appointments ... 255 Configuring Alarms ... 257 Synchronizing the Calendar with a PC and Mac ... 258 Synchronize with Windows ... 258 Synchronize with a Mac ... 263 Missing Sync for BlackBerry ... 266 The Clock Application ... 267 Configuring the Clock Application ... 268 Using the Clock ... 272 9 Working with BlackBerry Applications ... 277 BlackBerry App World ... 278 Installing BlackBerry App World ... 278 Creating a PayPal Account ... 281 My World ... 282 Categories ... 283 Top Free and Top Paid ... 286 Search ... 287 BlackBerry Applications Not in BlackBerry App World ... 288 Installing Applications Over the Air (OTA) ... 288 Installing Applications Using a Computer ... 289 Deleting BlackBerry Applications ... 293 Deleting Applications on the Device ... 293 Deleting Applications Using Your Desktop ... 294 Deleting Applications Using PocketMac for BlackBerry ... 296 Using BlackBerry Maps ... 297 Loading BlackBerry Maps ... 297 Find A Location ... 299 Send Someone Your Location or Any Location ... 300 Finding Places of Interest Around You ... 301 10 Social Networking and Instant Messaging on Your BlackBerry Curve ... 307 Instant Messaging ... 308 IM Applications ... 308 Using IM to Chat ... 310 BlackBerry Messenger ... 311 Social Networking ... 315 Facebook ... 315 Twitter ... 322 QIK ... 324 11 Customizing Your BlackBerry Curve ... 327 BlackBerry Themes ... 327 Changing Your Theme ... 329 Changing Your Font ... 330 Changing the Home Screen Image (Wallpaper) ... 334 Rearranging Your Applications ... 334 Securing Your BlackBerry Curve ... 337 Setting Airplane Mode ... 339 12 Maintaining Your BlackBerry Curve and Solving Problems ... 341 Extending Battery Life ... 341 Turn Your Radio Off in Low Signal Areas ... 344 Turn Off Bluetooth ... 344 Keeping Your BlackBerry Curve Clean and Safe ... 345 Keeping Your BlackBerry Curve Up to Date ... 346 Updating Over the Air (OTA) ... 346 Updating with BlackBerry Desktop Manager ... 347 Solving BlackBerry Curve Problems ... 350 Soft-Reset Your BlackBerry ... 350 Hard-Reset Your BlackBerry ... 350 Cycle the Radios ... 351 Wipe Your BlackBerry ... 351 Performing a Wipe ... 352 Don't Run Out of Memory ... 354 Getting Help with Your BlackBerry Curve ... 355 Index ... 356

Author Biography

Craig James Johnston has been involved in designing and supporting large-scale enterprise networks with integrated email and directory services since 1989. Although he has owned many PDAs, Craig was drawn in by the BlackBerry in 2000 and started down the path of supporting it almost exclusively by 2005. He has held many different IT-related positions in his career, ranging from sales support engineer to mobile-engineering an infrastructure with 35,000 BlackBerrys at a large bank. In addition to designing and supporting mobile computing environments, Craig writes about these topics for Smartphone and PDA Essentials magazine and CrackBerry.com, a leading BlackBerry blog. He also cohosts the CrackBerry.com podcast and his own Mobile Computing Authority podcast. He also wrote the book Professional BlackBerry.

Release date Australia
December 17th, 2009
Pages
384
Illustrations
Illustrations
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Que Corporation,U.S.
Dimensions
153x228x18
ISBN-13
9780789742858
Product ID
3688822

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